Even though officially the German government will not have a say on which company should buy Opel, Henderson made it clear that GM's choice will be influenced by Berlin. "We are going to make sure any partner we pick is going to be suitable for them (the German government). We need their support," Henderson was quoted saying.
And by support, Hendersdon means the €2.6 billion or about $3.5 billion in loan guarantees that Opel is seeking from the German government in order to keep afloat.
GM has not disclosed any details on how much of Opel and Vauxhall it will sell, but it is clear that the American automaker would like to keep a minority stake in the new company. "We have indicated a willingness to move into a minority position. But we need to negotiate something before we say what it is," said Henderson
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